17 hours ago
Monday, October 22, 2012
We had not had a family picture taken since before Charlotte was born. It was about time! When my friend Jenn from Jennifer Sumko Photography offered to take our family portraits, we jumped at the chance. It was a little last minute so I was scrambling to pick out outfits at the last minute. Charlotte also decided to grow 5 teeth at the same time. She was not a happy girl and was very fussy. It also started raining after about 20 minutes. Despite all of these hurdles, Jenn took some great pictures (and photo editing) and we finally have some frame worthy family portraits.
Posted by Heidi at 12:06 AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Since I was 16 and our family took an amazing trip to Disney World, I couldn't wait to go back. The timing just seemed right. William was old enough to really appreciate the magic of Disney and also ride the big rides. Charlotte was a trooper and although she had a few meltdowns, she was really good for an almost 2 year old. We also invited my dad to come to share in the magic.
Our second day was spent at Epcot. We started at one of the Innovention buildings and William learned about fire safety, storm tracking, and played on the wall of video games. Then we went to The Seas and rode the ride with Nemo and did Turtle Talk with Crush. Both were very cool. Then we had lunch at The Coral Reef restaurant. Unfortunately it took forever and we didn't have a lot of time for the rest of the park. We went to the Spaceship Earth and Project Tomorrow, and the other Innovention building. All very science-y and sapped the life out of me! William and Sean really enjoyed it though and that was why I stayed. Grandpa was pretty tired so he left early and we headed over to the World Showcase, which was the side of the park that I wanted to go. William got a special cell phone to play the Perry the Platypus secret agent game within all of the countries. We got through Mexico and Charlotte melted down like I had never seen. She screamed and could not be consoled for 30 minutes straight! I believe she was just so tired she just didn't know what to do but scream. I didn't want to go on. I just wanted to scream too but we just went back to the hotel instead. Charlotte fell asleep and took a long nap while William, Grandpa and me went to the pool for some marshmallow roasting. After getting rested up we headed back to the Magic Kingdom to watch the fireworks show we had missed the night before.
Posted by Heidi at 1:47 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
William's soccer team, the Panthers, had their first game tonight. Watching 5 and 6 year olds play soccer for a whole hour was a little difficult, especially with a bored almost 2 year old. Sean was out of town so it was up to me to lug the family to the soccer fields and pack up the camp chairs, snacks, water, my purse, my camera, toys for Charlotte, and William's soccer stuff! In the end it was all worth it. The Panthers did great! They stopped keeping score when we were up 10 to 1. William even scored a goal! Thankfully, the weather was nice and I only had to run out on the field twice to drag Charlotte off the playing field during the game. I think it might be Sean's turn to go to the next game.
Posted by Heidi at 9:33 PM